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It’s Classic Credit Abuse

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It’s Classic Credit Abuse

By Marilyn Snyder

Published in the Redlands Daily Facts, October 10, 2013
 
When one spouse, let’s say the wife, recklessly charges on multiple credit cards resulting in massive household bills, that is fiscal irresponsibility. If the husband persistently protests but she won’t refrain, he may cut up the cards as a last-stop measure against bankruptcy. That’s fiscal responsibility — his attempt to get their spend­ing under control.

If, during a period of great prosperity, a city council, let’s say Redlands, offers unsustain­able pension and health care benefits to its employees, while disregarding the long range payables, that’s fiscal irrespon­sibility.

When citizens plead with the city council to be financially frugal — attempting to keep their hometown solvent — they are being fiscally responsible.

If a state, let’s say California, offers unsustainable pension and health care benefits to its employees resulting in a long ­range debt of hundreds of bil­lions, and which the governor himself calls a “wall of debt,” that’s fiscal irresponsibility.

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The Letter The Facts Declined to Print

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The Letter the Redlands Daily Facts Declined to Print

Facts Editor:

In the strongest possible terms, we are condemning the race card Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar dealt the Redlands Tea Party Patriots as part of his latest campaign solicitation letter.

Here’s the gist:

Our opponent, Republican Congressman Gary Miller, has been endorsed by extreme right-wing group that spews hateful rhetoric and even suggested that immigrants were like terrorists,” the letter says. “Chip in $3 right now to make sure we have the resources to fight back against Miller’s Tea Party backers.

Read the entire letter for yourself at: http://www.redlandsteaparty.com/

To raise just $3, Pete Aguilar shamelessly smears his own citizens as part of his ongoing campaign to try again to win the congressional set he lost to Gary Miller in 2012. Aguilar’s letter is as offensive as it is false and misleading.Continue reading The Letter The Facts Declined to Print

Blasting the cover off school data mining

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Blasting the Cover Off School Data Mining 

By Marilyn Snyder

Published in the Redlands Daily Facts, October 3, 2013

If someone told you that your child who attends a Red­lands public school was re­quired to reveal to school au­thorities information about your religion, political affilia­tion, income range, and fami­ly’s health history, would you want to know more before you got really, really angry?

If your child was already setting family records for the most parent-teacher confer­ences in a one-month period, would you want that disciplin­ary information along with your child’s name to be in a da­tabase collected by his school and delivered to the Depart­ment of Education (USDE), then made available to the De­partments of Labor and Health and Human Services or any other organization that wants it?

Would you be stomping down to the principal’s office tomorrow to find out how your family’s personal information could possibly be disseminated like that?

Start stomping.

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Lydia Gutierrez to speak to the RTPP

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Lydia Gutierrez to speak to the Redlands Tea Party Patriots Meeting, October 3rd

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A 2014 candidate for California’s top public school office will address the controversial “Common Core” curriculum as part of her Oct. 3 speech to the Redlands Tea Party Patriots.

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One Politician’s Guideline

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One Politician’s Guideline: Do Unto Others

By Marilyn Snyder

Published in the Redlands Daily Facts, September 27, 2013

“Sticks and stones may break your bones,” but contrary to the old saying, Pete Aguilar, the name calling and misrepresentation in your campaign email hurts my heart.

Your campaign sent a fundrais­ing email stating: “He should be ashamed.

“Congressman Gary Miller has been endorsed by an extreme right-wing group that spews hate­ful rhetoric and even suggested that immigrants are like terror­ists.”

It went on to say that you wanted “…to fight back against Gary Miller’s Tea Party backers.”

Your campaign misled readers of this email.

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Pete Aguilar Shamelessly Plays the Race Card

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Pete Aguilar Shamelessly Plays the Race Card

Patriots!

We’re sending out this special edition to show just what Redlands Mayor and congressional candidate Pete Aguilar thinks of the Tea Party Patriots — meaning, you and the nearly 1,600 people who subscribe to this email.

You may find his racist and libelous email sent to potential donors either nauseating or funny, so take your Tums and get your belly laugh out of the way before reading the low lights. He writes:

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